This is what we're lobbying for. It's a fair and effective way of tackling climate change.
Place an escalating price on carbon.
Return all revenue raised to the public.


European Commissioners

The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change

That’s the title of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s proposed European Citizens’ Initiative to the European Commission (pictured) that we’ve just learnt has been accepted. Their press release states: Today the European Commission decided to register 4 new European Citizens’ Initiatives: ‘The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change’, ‘Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in…

CCL UK news round up

We had a very well-attended online meeting on Tuesday 23rd May 2019 and lots of things were shared and discussed. Next online meeting Tuesday May 21st 2019, 8pm, via Zoom – click this link just before the meeting begins – Topic: starting or reinvigorating a local group Summary (Anything you want to add to…


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URGENT campaign – Brexit and climate change

We have twelve years to bring down greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. It is the biggest threat to our world and our species. We think the best way to do this is to tax fossil fuels at source and give the money back to citizens, in a dividend. And you can help create the…


The Changing Climate of Climate Change

It’s been a dramatic few weeks.  Climate Emergencies were declared by the Scottish, Welsh and UK parliaments last week (and the Irish Parliament this week) whilst, last Thursday, the government’s own Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report recommending the UK have a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The last few…

Christine Lagarde

The IMF on fossil fuel subsidies

In a new paper the IMF estimates global subsidies for fossil fuel energy implied by the underpricing of supply and environmental costs at a staggering $5.2 trillion in 2017, or 6.5 percent of world GDP

Skylarks and Wind Turbines

Last Sunday I stood beneath an 80m tall wind turbine—its blade tips rushing past at 100 mph. It was a dramatic sight but the loudest sound I could hear was the singing of skylarks. This was quite striking as, a few days before, I’d been reading objections placed in 2015 against placing of a wind…

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Suzi Shingler

How to be an effective lobbyist

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 8pm, online at   Join campaigner, Suzi Shingler, as she shares how to successfully lobby your MP, in this interactive session online. Suzi is a passionate environmentalist, with specialisms in agriculture, food policy and animal welfare. Campaign manager for the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics – an alliance of health,…

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CCL UK Conference 2019: How to make a difference

Citizens’ Climate Lobby UK’s first conference, Saturday 16 March 2019, National Self-Build Centre, Swindon! Please click here to book a place (via Eventbrite). The conference will support volunteers to be effective grassroots activists and lobbyists with lively talks and fun workshops. Tickets to include tea, coffee, water, cake and biscuits. Bring your own lunch (or…

Peter Wadhams

Peter Wadhams, sea ice scientist

Join us online Monday 10th December, 8pm, for a Q&A with Peter Wadhams, eminent sea ice scientist and author of the book, A Farewell to Ice: a report from the Arctic. Peter will talk about his work, how it shows the need to urgently tackle climate change, and why carbon fee and dividend is a…

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